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Beowulf And Christianity The epic poem Beowulf one of the sources for a Western paradigm portrays Christ as a warrior The Anglo-Saxon tradions emphasises Christainity as a herioc code yet sometimes contradicting to traditional Christain values Is Beowulf a Christain poem Luke 114 Forgiveness an important virtue in a Christains life When Beowulf sees his life coming to a close before he faces the dragon he decides to forgive his enemies Even though they feel no remores or sdaness for their evil deeds of killing and murdering kinsman Beowulf wanted to get his life in check for God We see in the Bible Jesus Christ at the cross Forgave then for they no not what they have done Throughout Christain heritage Christ implements the fact that forgiveness is key to rightness with God Just as Jesus forgives we should forgive Beowulf also spends time giving thanks and praises to God throughout the poem For this sight killing of Grendel may thank be made quickly to the Almighty pg 39 His intentions seem honorable and worth for the Christian God He reconises that God is more powerful than himself When Beowulf wins a battle he accrediets God The fight would have been ended straightway if God had not guarded me pg 48 Beowulf and his followers recognize Gods power and eternal stregth they never seem to deny it is there God is metioned as the All Knowing God pg 50 King of Glory pg63 Eternal Prince pg 63 and Ruler of Men pg 62 Christanity seems to be seedes through Beowulf yet through the poem Jesus Christ is never metioned The true values and virtues of Christs life are left out
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